Elderly New Orleans Man Accused Of Murder After His Fiancée Shot Through Bathroom Door During Fight

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Apr. 19 2023, Published 3:35 p.m. ET

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A 76-year-old Louisiana man was booked Tuesday on charges of murdering his bride-to-be by shooting her through a bathroom door, according to authorities.

Norman Smith shot his romantic partner of nine years Monday, March 27, New Orleans Police say.

The unidentified 57-year-old woman told police that Smith shot her in the spine after a fight in which he tried to choke her.

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The woman was trying to hide in the bathroom when she was shot, she claimed.

The gunshot left the woman paralyzed. She died last Saturday.

Defense attorney John Fuller told a bond hearing Tuesday that Smith apologized to his fiancee before she died.

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"I'm glad she was able to know he was remorseful for what he did," the New Orleans Times-Picayune quoted Fuller as saying.

Smith posted bond immediately after the shooting. After turning himself in Monday, he's now being held on $850,000 bond.


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